What's the difference between Hispanic and Latino/Latina? I don't wanna sound close-minded and arrogant or anything, I'm just confused and feel people might BASH me on asking (since this IS tumblr) And you are Latino, so I felt I should ask you (since I don't know and don't want to mix the two up) since you might just know and could be helpful. Thank you sm.
Hahah it’s okay!
Hispanic means a person who is from a Spanish-speaking country.
Latino/a means a person who is from Latin America (which includes South America, Central America and parts of the Caribbean (those colonized by Spain, Portugal..)
So, not all Hispanic people are Latin American. People from Spain are hispanic but not Latinos.
And not all Latin Americans are Hispanic: Brazilians speak Portuguese, not Spanish.